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Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge
Have your year-end pick-me-up at Stonehill River Lodge

If you're the first one to put your hand up when it comes to needing a little extra self-love, you'll discover plenty of it during your stay at Stonehill River Lodge...

By Chelsey Hale 39 minutes ago

Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards
Celebrating SA's culinary rock stars at the 2019 Eat Out Awards

The 21st annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards recently took place at the GrandWest Grand Arena in Cape Town...

By Eugene Yiga 3 hours ago

Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu
Dash Restaurant welcomes new chef and menu

Dash Restaurant and Bar at the Queen Victoria Hotel, at of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town has a new chef and exciting new menu...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2019

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5 trends opening doors for African tech entrepreneurs

Travelcheck CEO, Odette Faling unpacks the trends that underpin Africa's bold digital future and are creating opportunities for entrepreneurs...

By Odette Faling 5 Nov 2019

The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion
The online revolution is cultivating customer confusion

Since OTAs make it difficult to tell the difference between hotel rooms and sectional title ones, guests may be disappointed in what they get for their money. This leads to negative customer experiences and bad reviews for the hotel.

By Theresa Prins 30 Oct 2019

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Are relaxed visa regulations enough to turn the tourism industry around?

It's no secret that in light of the current South African climate in general, there are serious commitments needed from our government to turn around not only the nation's perception of South Africa, but the world's...

By Guy Stehlik 28 Oct 2019

Considerations before leasing your home for short-term rentals
Considerations before leasing your home for short-term rentals

With the holiday season drawing near, many homeowners might be carefully considering the idea of short-term letting over the peak season...

By Adrian Goslett 28 Oct 2019

Sculptures by Anton Smit grace the gardens
Grande Provence: Where heritage and umami meet

The first thing that strikes you about Grande Provence is the tranquillity that not even a gaggle of tourists disembarking from a rumbling tractor can ruffle...

By Nicci Botha 24 Oct 2019

Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 season
Here are all South Africa's Blue Flag beaches for the 2019/20 season

Sixty-four Blue Flags were awarded at the 2019/20 launch of South Africa's Blue Flag season, including 45 beaches, nine marinas and 10 sustainable tourism boats across South Africa...

By Sindy Peters 24 Oct 2019

Catharina's at Steenberg reinvents as Tryn
Catharina's at Steenberg reinvents as Tryn

After 21 years as Catharina's the popular Steenberg restaurant has undergone a makeover and name change and emerges with a fresh, contemporary look and an exciting new menu...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Oct 2019

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What does the future of tourism in South Africa look like in a 4IR age?

Technology has changed and revolutionised every aspect of our lives, including our tourism experiences. However people remain at the heart of every innovation...

By Dorine Reinstein 17 Oct 2019

TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley
TheLAB: High-tech, eco-friendly accommodation in the Robertson Wine Valley

TheLAB has opened one of their signature high-tech, eco-friendly guesthouses at the Rodendal Winery in Robertson...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Oct 2019

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What's driving South Africa's guided holiday trend?

More than ever, travellers are looking for holidays that will give them the most value for money and tick their travel wish lists and needs...

By Jenna Berndt 14 Oct 2019

Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations
Leadwood Manor House at Tala Collection Game Reserve is ideal for celebrations

If you've not yet secured a venue for your year-end function or next milestone celebration, you might just be in luck with Leadwood Manor House...

By Chelsey Hale 10 Oct 2019

Working with, instead of against Airbnb
Working with, instead of against Airbnb

Airbnb is in the news again as government looks to apply regulations to the accommodation disruptor...

By Theresa Prins 10 Oct 2019

The great outdoors beckons at the Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa
The great outdoors beckons at the Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa

Looking to get away from the rat race and recharge those batteries? Want to be surrounded by nature and rolling green hills where wildlife can be seen grazing and roaming freely? Then look no further than Brahman Hills Hotel and Spa...

By Naresh Maharaj 9 Oct 2019

Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers
Samara: a charming safari destination for discerning travellers

Just seconds after our entry into Samara Private Game Reserve, after a bumpy 15km dirt road journey to the main gate, we were met by a tower of elegant giraffe purposefully gazing at us as if they were about to blurt out a greeting...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Oct 2019

Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House
Celebrate spring in the lap of luxury at The Manor House

Each year around the start of September, the Garden Route undergoes an almost magical transformation. The days get a little warmer, the landscape is painted with hundreds of shades of green, and new flowers burst from the ground...

By Chelsey Hale 25 Sep 2019

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Women are core to the daily work of every hotel: We must ensure their safety

The abuse of women has long been a societal issue, and things have recently reached a head in both South Africa and France with protests by thousands of people saying: "We have had enough! We must protect our women. Stop the femicide!"

By Guy Stehlik 16 Sep 2019

Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth
Family travel in 2019 and trends to tap into this #TourismMonth

September is Tourism Month in South Africa. Just ahead of the peak family travel season, it's an ideal time for businesses to be promoting domestic tourism and to encourage a culture of travel among locals...

By Sharmila Ragunanan 13 Sep 2019

Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey
Is affiliate marketing entrepreneurship's dark horse? Pro performance marketer David Hart shares his journey

From Zando in fashion to Faithful to Nature in natural foods, there are a bunch of local affiliate programmes with appealing prospects for budding entrepreneurs. Low start-up costs and an increasingly connected world are as good reasons as any to investigate the potential of affiliate marketing to build a viable income...

By Russell Jarvis 13 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is now
#TourismMonth: Bleisure is booming - The time for blending business and leisure is now

Like most industries, travel has its fair share of insider expressions and "bleisure" is right up there with "staycation", "babymoon" and "voluntourism" in the trade's glossary of peculiar portmanteaus. Even if the term prompts a few eye rolls from buzzword-loathing individuals, bleisure makes a convincing case for the growing number of business travellers...

By Odette Faling 12 Sep 2019

#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg
#TourismMonth: Fall in love at the Drakensberg

Full disclosure: I was born and raised in KwaZulu-Natal, so the province already holds a special place in my heart. Few things get me right in the feels like going home...

By Sindy Peters 9 Sep 2019

#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha
#CreativeMornings: How 18 Gangster Museum is lifting others as it rises in Khayelitsha

Wandisile Nqeketho is the CEO and founder of 18 Gangster Museum, a social enterprise based in Khayelitsha that targets at-risk youth in the community, drawing their attention to the perils of gangsterism...

By Sindy Peters 3 Sep 2019

How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce
How Majeka Kitchen is championing hyper-local produce

Boutique Stellenbosch hotel Majeka House and Spa recently rebranded its restaurant from Makaron to Majeka Kitchen and with Chef Lucas Carstens at the helm, it's putting a decided focus on showcasing the best in seasonal produce from some hyper-local Stellies farms...

By Ruth Cooper 30 Aug 2019

#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent
#TourismMonth: SA's got tourism talent

Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane recently took to the majestic slopes of the Drakensberg in KwaZulu-Natal to officially launch Tourism Month 2019...

By Sindy Peters 29 Aug 2019

Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry
Nibela Lake Lodge's Gemma Linforth talks making it in SA's hospitality industry

Meet Gemma Linforth, General Manager at Nibela Lake Lodge, one of 23 properties in the Dream Hotels & Resorts family...

By Chelsey Hale 22 Aug 2019

The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel
The Cellars-Hohenort: a luxury Cape Town boutique hotel

It's easy to see why the Cellars-Hohenortt was voted as one of the top 25 hotels in South Africa in this year's TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards...

By Eugene Yiga 22 Aug 2019

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#WomensMonth: Female leaders in travel share their secrets for success

In celebration of Women's Month this August, three accomplished female leaders from South Africa's travel and tourism industry share some of their stories and advice for other female employees and leaders...

By Jenna Berndt 21 Aug 2019

Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch
Boutique glamping at Africamps at Pat Busch

With 10 boutique sites around South Africa, Africamps is surely leading the way when it comes to a glamping holiday in South Africa...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2019

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